Last update: Friday, May 1, 2015.
This is a 2015 NFL Mock Re-Draft of Rounds 2 and 3 for Friday evening's NFL Draft coverage. With all of the trades that will go down, I don't expect to get many of these right, but it's still fun to speculate where the top prospects will go on Day 2 of the 2015 NFL Draft.
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Tennessee Titans: Ronald Darby, CB, Florida State
Sources with the Titans told me they were considering Justin Gilbert and Kyle Fuller with their first-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, but Taylor Lewan was higher rated than either corner. Tennessee could still use cornerback help for Dick LeBeau's defense.
In 2014, Darby had 43 tackles with four passes broken up and was a solid contributor on special teams as well. He is a fast cover corner who is put together well. Darby is skilled at not allowing separation and running the routes with receivers, but he has to improve his ability to play the ball.
Darby played well as a cover corner in the Seminoles' secondary in 2013 following Xavier Rhodes' departure to the NFL. Darby (5-11, 193) had four passes broken up and two interceptions that season. He impressed in 2012 with eight passes broken up, 22 tackles and a forced fumble. Darby has natural cover-corner skills.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: T.J. Clemmings, OT, Pittsburgh
With their first second-day pick, the Bucs should take the best offensive lineman available regardless of whether he is for the interior or the edge. Tampa Bay must improve its line for Jameis Winston.
Clemmings (6-4, 307) played well for Pittsburgh in 2014. He's a good athlete who can be a force as a run-blocker. Clemmings needs to improve his technique in pass protection as he can be slow to react to speed rushers. At the Senior Bowl, Clemmings struggled in the pass-blocking one-on-ones. Sources from multiple teams have said they're grading Clemmings in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft, but think a team will take him in the second round. Another team said they graded him on Day 2, while an NFC team said they had a fourth-round grade on him.
The need for Clemmings to develop is understandable as 2014 was only his second season playing on the offensive line. He was a defensive end to start out his collegiate career and moved to right tackle as a junior. He started 13 games at right tackle in 2013.
Oakland Raiders: Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State
The Raiders take advantage of the deep receiver class and add another weapon for Derek Carr.
Strong (6-2, 217) has quickness to go with his excellent size. He recorded 82 receptions for 1,165 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2014. In three of his games, Strong totaled more than 140 yards receiving, plus he played well against Stanford while seeing bracket coverage.
Strong is tremendous on back-shoulder receptions, which are a very popular route in NFL offenses these days. He is excellent at using his size/strength advantage to block out the defenders for completions.
Strong was a beast for Arizona State in 2013 - his first season of playing time. He had six 100-yard games in a year that was highlighted by a 12-reception, 168-yard performance against Stanford. In 2013, Strong amassed 75 receptions for 1,122 yards with seven scores while playing injured.
Jacksonville Jaguars: T.J. Yeldon, RB, Alabama
The Jaguars need a feature back to lead their offense. Yeldon's three-down skills should make him a good fit for Greg Olson's system.
Yeldon averaged five yards per carry in 2014 for 979 yards with 11 touchdowns. He also hauled in 15 receptions for 180 yards and a touchdown, too. Yeldon had ball-security issues in 2013, and while he was better as a junior, those haven't gone away completely. Yeldon is a smooth runner who has quickness, balance, cutting ability and vision though.
In 2013, Yeldon averaged six yards per carry for 1,235 yards with 14 touchdowns. The sophomore chipped in 18 catches for 160 yards, too. Yeldon received only 175 carries in 2012, but totaled 1,108 yards and 12 touchdowns. The freshman caught 11 passes for 131 yards and a score.
While Eddie Lacy was a large downhill runner, Yeldon showed some speed. He ripped off a number of big gains in 2012. Yeldon's first-step quickness didn't look as good in 2013 and 2014 after he gained some muscle. Yeldon is now checking in at 6-foot-1 and 226 pounds. He should drop some weight to get back some of his speed.
New York Jets: Jay Ajayi, RB, Boise State
The Jets grab a running back to replace Chris Johnson.
Ajayi is a versatile back who looks well suited for NFL offenses. The 6-foot, 221-pounder averaged 5.4 yards per carry in 2014 for 1,689 yards with 25 touchdowns. Through the air, he notched 45 receptions for 536 yards and four touchdowns. Ajayi has the speed to break off yards in chunks, plus is athletic and tough.
Ajayi broke out for Boise State in 2013 as he averaged 5.7 yards per carry for 1,425 yards with 18 touchdowns. Ajayi also dragged down 22 receptions for 222 yards and a score. He ran for 548 yards and four scores as a freshman. Ajayi has some quickness to go along with quality size.
Washington Redskins: Owamagbe Odighizuwa, DE, UCLA
After losing Brian Orakpo, the Redskins need edge help on defense. Odighizuwa would provide Joe Barry with both a 4-3 defensive end and a 3-4 outside linebacker.
Odighizuwa (6-3, 266) has a nice skill set of size, speed and athleticism. He recorded 61 tackles with 11.5 tackles for a loss, six sacks and five passes batted in 2014, but was phenomenal in many games and more disruptive than the numbers indicate. Odighizuwa played really well against Washington. He missed the 2013 season with an injury and was a backup in 2012. Odighizuwa had 44 tackles and a sack that year.
Chicago Bears: Eli Harold, OLB/DE, Virginia
The Bears need to improve their linebackers and pass rush. Chicago has shown interest in Harold.
Harold was very impressive in 2014. He totaled 54 tackles with 14.5 tackles for a loss, seven sacks, a forced fumble, one interception and two passes batted. The junior had strong showings against UCLA, Louisville, North Carolina and Miami.
Harold (6-3, 247) made a big impact as an edge rusher for Virginia in 2013. The first-year starter totaled 8.5 sacks with 15 tackles for a loss, 51 tackles, two forced fumbles and a pass broken up. His season was highlighted by a three-sack game against rival Virginia Tech. Harold is a fast and athletic edge rusher, but probably will have to move to 3-4 outside linebacker in the NFL unless he can add a significant amount of weight.
New York Giants: Eddie Goldman, DT, Florida State
New York grabs a young understudy for Cullen Jenkins.
Goldman totaled 35 tackles, eight tackles for a loss, four sacks and a forced fumble in 2014. He came up with some huge plays that led to Florida State beating Clemson. Goldman was a wrecking ball at the line of scrimmage for the Seminoles. The 6-foot-4, 336-pounder looks like a starting candidate at nose tackle for a 4-3 or 3-4 defense. He is impossible to move in the ground game and is able to eat up double-teams. Goldman has upside to develop and be one of the toughest interior defensive linemen in the NFL.
Pick change; previously Sammie Coates, WR
St. Louis Rams: Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Oklahoma
The Rams grab a local product and a big receiver for Nick Foles.
Green-Beckham has an immense skill set with upside to develop, but he damaged his shot at being a high first-round pick by getting kicked out of the Missouri Tigers program after multiple arrests with some substance issues and a domestic violence incident. The Oklahoma Sooners brought Green-Beckham into their program, but the NCAA wouldn't let Green-Beckham play for them in 2014. Green-Beckham and his family decided that he should enter the 2015 NFL Draft.
Green-Beckham (6-5, 237) was formerly one of the top recruits in the nation and has often been compared to Bengals stud receiver A.J. Green. Playing for Missouri, Green-Beckham had 28 receptions for 395 yards and five touchdowns as a freshman in 2012. He looked like he was just scratching the surface of his talent. In 2013, Green-Beckham totaled 59 receptions for 883 yards with 12 touchdowns. He finished the 2013 regular season strongly with impressive performances against Texas A&M (7-93-1) and Auburn (6-144-2).
Atlanta Falcons: Bernardrick McKinney, ILB, Mississippi State
The Falcons continue to build up their defense for Dan Quinn. They could use more talent at middle linebacker.
McKinney had 71 tackles, eight tackles for a loss, three sacks, one forced fumble and four passes broken up in 2014. One of those sacks came when he beat Texas A&M left tackle Cedric Ogbuehi off the edge. McKinney was a big-time presence in the Bulldogs' defense and has shown the ability to be a three-down starter who can drop into pass coverage or rush the quarterback.
McKinney (6-4, 246) notched 70 tackles, seven tackles for a loss and 3.5 sacks in 2013. He is an intriguing athlete who has a lot of upside. As a freshman in 2012, McKinney recorded 102 tackles. He was impressive against Texas A&M and has a lot of speed to go with his size.
Pick change; previously Shane Ray, OLB
Cleveland Browns: Donovan Smith, OT, Penn State
Cleveland could use help on the right side of the line with a power blocker. Smith could start at right tackle or guard.
Smith (6-6, 338) probably should have returned to school to improve his pass blocking before going pro, but he has some talent. Smith is a strong blocker in the run game and can move defenders to open up holes. He broke into the starting lineup in 2012 with nine games at left tackle. That season saw him named a Big Ten All-Freshman selection. Smith stayed at left tackle in 2013 and made 11 starts.
New Orleans Saints: Maxx Williams, TE, Minnesota
The Saints grab a tight end weapon to replace Jimmy Graham.
The 6-foot-4, 250-pound Williams is a fast, athletic mismatch weapon. He was one of the best tight ends in college football in 2014 and could get some first-round consideration. The redshirt sophomore totaled 36 passes for 569 yards with eight touchdowns in 2014. As a freshman, he recorded 25 catches for 417 yards and five scores.
Williams was capable of producing more for the Gophers, but they have a ground-based offense. He needs to improve his blocking for the NFL.
Minnesota Vikings: Eric Kendricks, LB, UCLA
Mike Zimmer loves drafting linebackers, and the Vikings could use help on the inside.
Kendricks totaled 149 tackles, 11.5 tackles for a loss, four sacks, two passes broken up, three interceptions and one forced fumble in 2014. He is an instinctive player who can defend sideline to sideline with great speed. Kendricks is very good in pass coverage as he covers a lot of ground and can match up in single coverage. Kendricks turned in impressive games against Virginia, Colorado, Texas, Arizona State and USC.
Kendricks (6-0, 232) played well in 2013 with 105 tackles, four tackles for a loss and an interception. He had a breakout 2012 season in which he led the Pac-12 in tackles. Kendricks totaled 149 tackles with six tackles for a loss, two sacks, four passes broken up, two forced fumbles and one blocked kick that year. He is the younger brother of Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks.
Pick change; previously Shaq Thompson, OLB
San Francisco 49ers: Jalen Collins, CB, LSU
The 49ers have a big need at cornerback, and Collins is a good fit for their defense. San Francisco has shown a lot of interest in him as well.
Collins totaled 38 tackles, nine passes broken up and an interception in 2014. The 6-foot-1, 203-pounder is a long corner who has some athleticism and is fast. While Collins doesn't always play up to his skill set, he showed his surprising speed when he chased down Melvin Gordon on a long run in the 2014 season opener. Big cornerbacks who can run like Collins are tough to find. However, he needs development in playing the ball and improving his ball skills.
Collins was a 2012 Freshman All-SEC selection by the conference's coaches. He totaled 30 tackles and two interceptions. As a sophomore, Collins started two games. He had 22 tackles with two passes broken up in 2013. Collins possesses the skill set to become a good starter. LSU has been a factory for elite defensive backs, so he had to earn his playing time.
Miami Dolphins: Denzel Perryman, ILB, Miami
The Dolphins could use help at linebacker and have shown lots of interest in Perryman.
Perryman is a quick and physical linebacker. The 5-foot-11, 236-pounder provided a lot of good down-and-distance situations for his defense with his prowess to stop the run. Not only is Perryman strong against the run, but he can contribute in zone coverage. Some feel Perryman is limited in the passing game, but other sources think that criticism is unfounded. He looks like he could have three-down ability for the NFL with development. Perryman recorded 110 tackles with 9.5 tackles for a loss, three forced fumbles, five passes batted and an interception in 2014.
Perryman was excellent for the Hurricanes in 2013. The junior totaled 108 tackles with five tackles for a loss, one sack and three passes broken up for the year. Perryman notched 64 tackles with six tackles for a loss, two passes broken up, one forced fumble and an interception returned 41 yards for a touchdown in 2012.
San Diego Chargers: Mitch Morse, G/C, Missouri
San Diego could use interior offensive line help. Morse played tackle in college, but every team is projecting him to guard or center in the NFL. He could finish off the Chargers' offensive line at center with Chris Watt going back to guard.
Morse (6-5, 305) was a starter at tackle for the Tigers, but for the NFL, he should kick inside to guard. Especially considering Morse has very short arms (32 1/4 inches). Moving to guard would help his pass protection. Morse may not have the skill set to develop into a difference-maker, but he could turn into a quality contributor up front.
Kansas City Chiefs: Sammie Coates, WR, Auburn
The Chiefs' offensive line and wide receivers need an infusion of talent. Here, Kansas City gets a receiver who is a nice fit for Andy Reid's offense.
Auburn struggled to pass the ball consistently in 2014, and Coates recorded only 34 receptions for 741 yards and four touchdowns on the season. He did light up Alabama (5-206) though. If Coates had played in a different offense, he easily would have produced a lot more. The 6-foot-1, 213-pounder is a play-maker who has the speed to stretch a defense vertically. At the Senior Bowl, he showed the potential to run some underneath routes and use his size to move the chains in the short to intermediate part of the field.
Coates caught 42 passes in 2013 for 902 yards (22 average) with seven touchdowns. With defenses focused on stopping Auburn's rushing attack, he made them pay downfield.
Pick change; previously La'el Collins, OT
Buffalo Bills: Carl Davis, DT, Iowa
The Bills could use another five-technique for Rex Ryan, plus they've shown interest in Davis. On top of that, Kyle Williams isn't getting any younger.
The 6-foot-5, 315-pound Davis is a tough run-defender at the point of attack with the speed to make plays in the backfield. He recorded 34 tackles with nine tackles for a loss, two sacks, and a pass broken up in 2014. Davis had a great Senior Bowl on the field, but made a terrible impression in the team interviews. That has really hurt his grade with some teams as he came across as lazy and arrogant.
Davis notched 42 tackles, four tackles for a loss, one pass batted and 1.5 sacks in 2013. He had 14 tackles as a sophomore. The senior's stock would be higher if he had increased his pass-rushing production year over year, but he was inconsistent as his motor ran hot and cold while also spending a lot of snaps on the sideline.
Pick change; previously Laken Tomlinson, G
Houston Texans: Devin Smith, WR, Ohio State
Houston needs a receiver and a middle linebacker. The Texans have to hope that a wideout like Smith or a linebacker like Denzel Perryman gets to their second-round pick. I think the team has a better shot at Smith than Perryman.
Smith had only 33 receptions in 2014, but was a home-run hitter with 12 touchdowns and 931 yards. For the NFL, he looks like a dangerous deep-threat receiver who can take the top off a defense. Smith averaged 27 yards per reception in 2014. The 6-foot, 196-pounder is a late-riser who could end up being an early-round pick.
Philadelphia Eagles: Jake Fisher, OT, Oregon
The Eagles could use some help at guard, so Chip Kelly could kick Fisher to the inside.
Fisher played well in 2014. With Tyler Johnstone tearing an ACL in the preseason, Fisher moved from right tackle to left tackle. The senior was impressive against Michigan State and edge rusher Shilique Calhoun, who is an effective pass-rusher. Fisher's stock has improved with his display of versatility.
Fisher (6-6, 306) played well for the Ducks in 2013 by opening up a lot of holes on the ground. Against Stanford, UCLA and Texas, he had some rough moments in pass protection. Fisher also missed a few games with injuries as a junior.
Cincinnati Bengals: Preston Smith, DE, Mississippi State
The Bengals brought back Michael Johnson, but his 2014 and 2013 seasons were disappointing. Margus Hunt also hasn't developed as planned. Smith gives the Bengals four defensive ends with Carlos Dunlap to rotate and keep fresh.
Smith had little production before 2014 with only 2.5 sacks as a junior and 4.5 in his sophomore season. The senior showed a huge improvement in 2014 with nine sacks, 14.5 tackles for a loss, 44 tackles, two forced fumbles, three passes broken up and two interceptions. The 6-foot-4, 270-pounder has good size and had a solid Senior Bowl week that showed he's tough against the run and can rush the passer.
Detroit Lions: Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska
The Lions need a running back to replace Reggie Bush. Abdullah would be perfect as a runner and receiver to complement Detroit's passing attack.
Abdullah averaged 6.1 yards per carry in 2014 for 1,611 yards with 19 touchdowns. He had 22 receptions for 269 yards and three touchdowns, too. Abdullah became Nebraska's all-time leading rusher when he ran for 229 yards on 35 carries versus Miami. Abdullah went over 200 yards against Florida Atlantic (232), Illinois (208) and Rutgers (225) as well. He suffered a sprained MCL against Purdue.
Abdullah (5-9, 205) isn't the biggest of backs, but he was a workhorse for the Cornhuskers. As a junior, Abdullah totaled 1,690 yards with an average of six yards per carry and scored nine touchdowns. He also caught 26 passes for 232 yards and two touchdowns. In 2012, Abdullah averaged five yards per carry for 1,137 yards with eight touchdowns. He caught 24 passes for 178 yards with two scores.
For the NFL, Abdullah also offers kick- and punt-return skills. He was Nebraska's primary returner as a freshman and sophomore.
Arizona Cardinals: Randy Gregory, DE/OLB, Nebraska
The Cardinals grab an edge rusher for their 3-4 defense.
Gregory is hands down the best pass-rusher in the 2015 NFL Draft, in my opinion. However, I have him sliding because of off-the-field concerns. In 2014, Gregory totaled 56 tackles with 8.5 tackles for a loss, seven sacks, one forced fumble, three passes broken up and one interception while missing three games (knee, concussion, ankle). He was a beast for Nebraska in 2013 - his first year on campus. The sophomore had just 10 starts, yet racked up 66 tackles with 19 tackles for a loss, 10.5 sacks, one pass batted and an interception. The 6-foot-5, 235-pounder should get even bigger over time.
There is no doubt that Gregory is extremely fast. His lightning first-step gives him an advantage to turn the corner against tackles. Gregory also has natural agility to drop his hips and maneuver his body by blockers. On top of his speed, he has phenomenal hands for a player who doesn't have a lot of experience. Gregory is very adept at getting blockers' hands off of him and shedding their blocks. He is also physical when putting offensive players into the turf. Gregory has a relentless attitude and can make some plays through a second effort. He uses a spin move, swim move and bull rush effectively. Gregory also is really smart about when he deploys those moves. However, Gregory could stand to get stronger for the ground game.
Pick change; previously Carl Davis, DT
Pittsburgh Steelers: Alex Carter, CB, Stanford
Clearly, Pittsburgh needs to improve its cornerbacks. Carter fits with other corners the Steelers have drafted under Kevin Colbert and Mike Tomlin.
Carter totaled nine passes broken up, one interception and 39 tackles in 2014. He played well against USC and held his own against Trojans wide receiver Nelson Agholor. Carter didn't pitch a shutout, but Stanford didn't have Carter following Agholor around the field. Against Arizona State wide receiver Jaelen Strong, Carter wasn't beaten badly, but he didn't prevent Strong from contributing. Carter had a mixed game against Oregon, but did manage to pick off Marcus Mariota, which was a very rare feat.
Carter (6-0, 196) played well for the Cardinal in 2013. The sophomore showed the ability to execute man and zone coverage. He totaled 59 tackles with eight passes broken up and an interception for the year. Carter took over a starting role in 2012. The freshman recorded 46 tackles with three forced fumbles in eight starts. Carter also has some physicality to him.
Carolina Panthers: Duke Johnson, RB, Miami
The Panthers could use an upgrade at running back. DeAngelo Williams is gone, and Jonathan Stewart can't stay healthy.
Duke Johnson has the speed to take it the distance on any carry and has improved his ability to pick up yards after contact. In 2014, the 5-foot-9, 206-pounder averaged 6.8 yards per carry for 1,652 yards with 10 touchdowns. He also had 38 receptions for 421 yards and three scores. Johnson is a back similar to Gio Bernard and looks like a three-down weapon for the NFL.
A legitimate concern about Johnson is durability. He averaged 6.8 yards per carry for 947 yards and 10 touchdowns as a freshman in 2012. In 2013, Johnson totaled 920 yards with six scores (6.3 average) before missing the final five games after breaking his ankle against Florida State.
Baltimore Ravens: P.J. Williams, CB, Florida State
The Ravens could use cornerback help and have shown interest in Williams.
Williams totaled 10 passes broken up, one interception and 68 tackles in 2014. He had a mixed outing against Clemson and was impressive versus Louisville when he went against DeVante Parker. In the 2014 season opener, Williams had a solid game against Oklahoma State, including a critical forced fumble in the fourth quarter. He is a physical defender, but can be bested as a man corner. Williams would be better off in a scheme that mixes zone and press-man coverage.
The 6-foot, 194-pounder had an excellent debut as a starter in 2013. He was the Defensive MVP of the BCS National Championship Game as he had seven tackles and a critical fourth-quarter interception that helped spark Florida State's comeback win. The first-year starter totaled 35 tackles with seven passes broken up and three interceptions for the season.
Pick change; previously Marcus Peters, CB
Denver Broncos: Jordan Phillips, DT, Oklahoma
The Broncos lost Terrence Knighton in free agency and could use a nose tackle to replace him. Denver has shown interest in Phillips, and he has a ton of upside to give the team a disruptive nose tackle at the point of attack.
Phillips (6-5, 329) has a surprising burst for such a big defender and uses his size to overwhelm offensive linemen. In 2014, Phillips had 39 tackles, seven tackles for a loss, two sacks and one pass batted. The redshirt sophomore caused disruption at the point of attack and looks like an excellent candidate to play 3-4 nose tackle in the NFL. He puts more pressure on the quarterback than the numbers indicate and is impossible to move in the ground game. Phillips dealt with injuries that held him back in college, but he has a great and rare skill set.
Pick change; previously Cedric Ogbuehi, OT
Dallas Cowboys: Mario Edwards Jr., DT/DE, Florida State
The Cowboys can start to build up their defensive line to match their strength on the other side of the ball. Rod Marinelli could use more ends and tackles who can get after the quarterback. A three-technique who can collapse the pocket is essential in Marinelli's scheme.
Edwards recorded 44 tackles, 10 tackles for a loss, three sacks, four passes batted and two forced fumbles in 2014. He was disruptive for the Seminoles. The 6-foot-3, 279-pounder has a nice combination of power, speed and athleticism. Edwards played heavier in college, but has the versatility to play end or tackle in the NFL. He also could serve as a five-technique in a 3-4 defense.
Edwards played well for Florida State in 2013. The first-year starter totaled 28 tackles with 9.5 tackles for a loss, 3.5 sacks, an interception and a fumble return for a touchdown - against Clemson. Edwards was tough in the National Championship Game with three tackles for a loss and a sack.
Indianapolis Colts: Landon Collins, S, Alabama
As I hit on in my interview with Colts.com, Indianapolis needs to bolster the middle of its defense. Mike Adams played well last year, but he turns 34 this offseason. Collins will help the team's run and pass defense in the middle of the field.
The Crimson Tide has been a talent factory for defensive backs for the NFL, and Collins is the program's 2015 model. He totaled 103 tackles with seven passes broken up and three interceptions in 2014. Collins had monster games against Florida and West Virginia, but Ole Miss picked on him repeatedly and burned him for two touchdowns. Auburn had success throwing at Collins as well. Those outings illustrate that Collins (6-0, 215) is a physical strong safety who is good in the box and the short part of the field. He isn't a one-on-one pass-coverage safety.
In 2013, Collins recorded 70 tackles with four tackles for a loss, six passes broken up, one interception and two forced fumbles.
Pick change; previously Stephone Anthony, LB
Green Bay Packers: Eric Rowe, CB/S, Utah
The Packers add some cornerback depth. Rowe fits the profile of what Green Bay looks for in a corner with height, length and physicality.
Rowe (6-1, 205) helped himself with a quality week at the Senior Bowl. He has versatile size in that he can be a physical press-man corner or a deep free safety. Rowe looks like a corner to start off his career and a safety if that doesn't work out.
As a corner in his senior year, Rowe broke up 13 passes with an interception and 59 tackles. He played free safety as a junior and sophomore, and had 69 and 64 tackles respectively.
Seattle Seahawks: Michael Bennett, DT, Ohio State
The Seahawks could use an interior defensive lineman capable of collapsing the pocket, plus they are aging on the inside of their defensive line. Bennett is a really nice value for Seattle and could have an immediate impact as a situational pass-rusher.
Bennett totaled 40 tackles, 14 tackles for a loss, seven sacks, three passes broken up and three forced fumbles in 2014. The senior is a fast gap-shooter who can cause disruption in the backfield. He also can get pummeled in the ground game.
In 2013, Bennett totaled 42 tackles with 11.5 tackles for a loss, seven tackles and three forced fumbles. The 6-foot-2, 293-pounder has some quickness and needs to add weight.
New England Patriots: Tre' Jackson, G, Florida State
The Patriots could use a lot of young talent for their offensive line and have shown interest in Jackson.
The 6-foot-4, 330-pound Jackson was a rock-solid blocker for the Seminoles in 2013. He is a good run-blocker who could use some improvement to handle speed rushers. Overall, Jackson did a good job of protecting Jameis Winston, but for the NFL, the speed rushers are his objective to improve against.
Jackson also has some experience at right tackle. He broke into the starting lineup at right guard in 2012. Jackson has nice agility and movement skills for a big lineman.
While we greatly differ on prospect rankings, something that should be assumed this early in the process, I see great thought was put into each pick and they all make sense when looked at through your perspective on the players. Great job!
Out of sheer boredom and the upcoming NBA draft has gotten me itching to make a new mock draft. Of course the NFL draft is a whole lot less predictable than the NBA draft, but also provides more success stories than the NBA draft. Again, I used schedules to determine each team's records and if you get upset with me just remember it's June and a whole lot can change by next April.